I was thrilled to participate in the first ever Bring Your Own Quilt Day at the Bob Bolluck Texas State History Museum. I presented on the Basics of Modern Quilting and also set up a little table to promote my talk and modern quilting.
The event was in conjunction with the museum’s amazing, powerful, informative, and inspirational exhibit, And Still We Rise. It is on view until 8/20/2015. Here is what the museum’s website has on it:
And Still We Rise: Race, Culture and Visual Conversations features works by contemporary artists from the Women of Color Quilters Network.
Curated by Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi, the exhibition narrates nearly four centuries of African American history from 1619 through today. Over 50 artists, including Carolyn Crump of Houston, and Barbara Ann McCraw of Denton, Texas are represented. The artists’ unique works draw on the enduring American tradition of visual storytelling through the textile art of quilting.
The Bullock Museum is hosting the exhibition in conjunction with the 150thanniversary of Juneteenth in 2015.
I, of course, brought along my ringer, Feathers, but also put a few others out as well when the event opened to talk that modern talk but also to let people know I’d be speaking.
‘Bout that Quilt Life
There was an amazing turn out of interested people going around meeting quilters and my talk was well-attended. Several people from the Austin Modern Quilt Guild and they were so nice. Most of them threw me a bone and asked questions! Then they ‘grammed nice things and tagged me! SewingOverPins posted some on her Instagram and was kind enough to send me the pictures as well!
This is my most favorite back ever. It is to the Park Bench Quilt.
And no presentation would be complete without the apple of my eye, The White Quilt!